The Tudor Secret

Version: Unabridged
Author: C. W. Gortner
Narrator: Steve West
Genres: Historical Fiction, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2011
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies.

Summer 1553 was a time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, has been reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.

A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to discover the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Tudor Secret is the first book in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.

"Dazzling cast of characters…at its heart, the brilliant and enigmatic Elizabeth. Never have spy and counterspy been more challenged, villains more duplicitous, and life for those in power—or hoping to be—more dangerous…Fast-moving tale of espionage and suspense…The velvet peril of Tudor England comes alive in this haunting look at Elizabeth I's secret spy."—Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII

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Written by Antonio K. on September 4th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was outstanding and I loved every bit of it.

Author Details

Author Details

Gortner, C. W.

C. W. GORTNER is the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. He holds an MFA in writing with an emphasis on Renaissance studies from the New College of California. In his extensive travels to research his books, he has danced a galliard in a Tudor great hall and experienced life in a medieval Spanish castle. He is also a dedicated advocate for animal rights and environmental issues. Half Spanish by birth, he lives in Northern California.